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Gisele Krueger

Mental Training

The Winner Will helps elite student-athletes compete with confidence, perform under pressure

and lead so others will follow in sport, school and life.

Gisele has over 40 years of experience in competitive sport as an elite athlete and coach. As an

athlete, she was very fortunate to have amazing coaches and teammates. Gisele’s athletic

accomplishments in volleyball include:

 Two-time CIAU (USports) Champion 1980, 1981

 MVP at National Championship in her second year of University

 U of Saskatchewan Female Athlete of the Year Award – 1981

 Canada West and CIAU All-Star Team Awards

 Induction with her teammates into 7 Halls of Fame

 NORCECA Champion – Gisele and her teammates from the 1980 Junior National Team

were inducted into the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame in 2015.

With a passion for teaching and investing in the lives of others, Gisele pursued a career as a

teacher and spent the first half of her career teaching Physical Education and coaching in

elementary, junior and senior high schools. In 1995, she was awarded an Alberta Teacher

Excellence Award. Throughout her coaching career, Gisele’s teams won countless tournaments

and championships. She was awarded the AB Volleyball 18U Coach of the Year in 2007. 

Gisele completed a Master’s Degree at the University of Calgary in Educational Leadership in

1999 and was seconded to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) where she developed

the Education Centre for clients in drug and alcohol treatment. The latter fourteen years of her

career were spent as a high school Guidance Counselor. Gisele also served on the Critical

Incident Response Team for eight years at the Calgary Board of Education and facilitated

numerous professional development seminars for teachers and school leaders. 

Now, retired from the teaching profession, Gisele works as a performance coach. She provides

The Winner Will training for student-athletes to help them overcome physical, mental and

emotional obstacles so that they can radically transform their athletic performance and excel in

all areas of their lives. 

Gisele and her husband, Kim, live in Calgary, AB and together they enjoy life with their two

adult daughters, sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren.


Gisele Krueger
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